Colby Covington caught the attention of UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley when he defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225 last weekend to capture the interim UFC Welterweight Championship.
Woodley vs Covington
Covington took to the microphone in the middle of the Octagon after his fight to call Woodley a "coward." He also said, according to MMA Weekly: “You can’t run. You can’t hide anymore Tyron Woodley. I’m coming for you. Like I said, this is the real championship belt.
“Tyron Woodley knows that the last time we trained I melted him. He was done after two rounds. The same thing will happen when I unify my belt.”
While the UFC Welterweight Champion immediately took to Twitter and accepted the challenge by the interim champion after UFC 225, he dived more into the future fight during an appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday.
Woodley said that he wants to expose Covington and his shtick, as well as adding that 'Nothing that he said was factual.'
He said: "Not only has he never taken me down, he’s never won a millisecond of a round. I can’t even imagine he won an exchange of combinations. He ran from me the entire training camp. He went home early saying his toe was hurting."
An Unforgettable beatdown
The Chosen One also vowed to give Chaos a beatdown which he will never forget.
He said: “I’m going to whoop his ass so bad. I’ve never wanted to hurt somebody in my life. I’ve never wanted to beat somebody up so bad. He’s so non-deserving to fight for the title. He’s finessed himself in with his mouth.
“He’s not on my level. He will never be on my level, but now he’s to the point where it’s almost like my duty as a martial artist to f— him up. It’s almost my job as a martial artist — He’s a disgrace to American Top Team, the tradition that it’s rooted in.
"He’s a disgrace to the sport, and he’s a mockery to the toughest and best division in the UFC’s history, the welterweight divison. He’s a disgrace to it.
“It’s not like he’s just going out there and saying stuff that he believes. He’s staging and premeditating very controversial, very racial, very socially insensitive statements and he can’t back it up. He’s talked himself into a fight with me. The problem is when they lock this Octagon, I’m going to unleash an ass whipping on him that nobody has ever experienced.”
Woodley added: "I don’t want him to ever fight again. Like, I wouldn’t care if he didn’t make out of the Octagon — and I’m dead-ass serious about that.”
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